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    Code RSC Contact Point Adjustment Wheel Frozen

    The contact point adjustment wheel on my Code RSC rear lever won't turn in either direction. Works fine on my front lever.

    Is this a defect or is there a trick to get this working? This is on a brand new Nomad 4.

    Thanks.

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    That's a good indicator it's cranked a bit to far past it's stopping point. If you can figure which direction to spin it back and unstick it you may free it up. I've used a small screwdriver and my hand as a cantilever to accomplish this. Of coarse there's also the possibility it's broken.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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    ...at the risk of damaging and loosing any chance to apply for warranty later on

    I'd just leave it the way it is, why would you wanna adjust it anyway

    just imagine you're on a Guide RS

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    You can kinda guess in which direction it's over tightened by seeing how much free travel there is. Is it a lot or a little? Free travel is mainly a personal preference thing. As long as the bite point is where it needs to be, free travel before that has no consequential effect, unless you are like Donald Trump and have really tiny hands.
    What, me worry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    You can kinda guess in which direction it's over tightened by seeing how much free travel there is. Is it a lot or a little? Free travel is mainly a personal preference thing. As long as the bite point is where it needs to be, free travel before that has no consequential effect, unless you are like Donald Trump and have really tiny hands.
    hes not referring to the lever level, which is the lever adjustment knob
    that dictates how far or close the lever is from the handlebar grip

    hes referring to the contact poitn - the point at which, regardless of how near or far the lever is, the pistons push the pads which make contact with the rotor

    you can technically have the lever super close to the grips, but allow for some pull before the brakes actuate

    or what i did:

    push the levers as far away from the grips but make the contact point the closest
    instant braking

    I like it like that

    almost no lever dead-travel before brakes start doing what they're supposed to

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    Same SRAM junk problem as the guides. Leave the contact wheel long enough and it seizes up. Luckily they fix that when they go back every 6 months for warranty.

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    Mountain bike shop suggested I oil the wheel every so often

    Makes sense

    You oil everything else that moves, why not the contact wheel

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    have/had Guide on several bikes any issues Sram replace ,stuck contact adjuster is a new issue with me but a drop of Rock n Roll just 1 ,either side of the adjuster and they spin free and easy better than new .

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    Update: it unfroze randomly sometime late last summer, around the September 2018 time frame.

    It may have happened as a result of bike park duty, or it may have happened as a result of a crash.

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